i love his red fins. maybe you could name him Jupiter? i had a betta a long time ago (that lived in a bowl i'm sad to say, he lived about a year) his name was Mercury. i also saw that aq named his betta Neptune. we could have a whole theme going on and i will get one and name it Uranus lol.
the 55 is sitting in the garage. we will be slowly collecting equipment and everything for it over time, as we can afford. it will be a long term project. we are planning a low-med light planted tank with a large school of rosy barbs and a community based around them. well, that's what we have talked about anyway, it's bound to change i'm sure
i'll have to talk to the hubs about getting new plants. i'm sure buying a few new plants and a betta will be just as much if not less expensive than trying to get all the nano fish we would otherwise stock it with.